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April 2, 2015eNewsletters, Health News You Can Use

The Cost of Treating Back Pain

In today’s world, it can be confusing to figure out where to turn if you’re suffering from back pain. For some, the first step is an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory. For others, a trip to the doctor and a (costly) MRI. If you’ve dealt with back pain in the past and struggled to find a suitable solution, you’re not alone. According to a 2010 Global Burden of Disease study, low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. An estimated 60-80% of the population will suffer persistent back pain at some point in their lives. If you are among the 13 million Americans seeing a doctor for back pain each year, there are a few things you should know.

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